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Nigeria to embrace renewable energy to tackle economic challenges – Ibe kachikwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe kachikwu says, for Nigeria to overcome its energy challenges, the country must embrace renewable energy. Kachikwu disclosed this on the sidelines of the world future energy summit currently in Abu Dhabi, United...

FRSC to reduce road accidents by 15% in 2016

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The Federal Road Safety Commission in Nigeria says in 2016, it will focus on reducing road traffic accidents by 15 percent and fatality by 25 percent. The Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi stated this while addressing journalists on the 2015 end of year activities and the 2016 Strategic Goals...

Protesting drivers block Okene-Abuja highway after police kill conductor over N100 bribe

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Protest erupted Wednesday night after a police officer allegedly shot a lorry conductor to death at a checkpoint in Ozara village in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. A witness, who gave his name as Bashiru, told Premium Times that the incident occurred at about 10pm after a lorry conductor...

Lagos to ban ‘Danfo’ buses from plying Broad Street, Apongbon

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Commercial buses in Lagos State, otherwise known as Danfo, will soon be barred from operating on Broad Street and Apongon.Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Central Business District (CBD), Agboola Dabiri made the disclosure on Wednesday.“You must have observed that the traffic within Apongbon from Broad Street has been...

NNPC to publish list of petrol receiving petrol stations

1 year ago /

NNPC to publish list of petrol receiving petrol stations The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has started publishing trucks and the petrol stations receiving fuel in a bid to ensure effective monitoring, according to reports by Vanguard. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Managing Director, PPMC,...

NLC set to protest fuel subsidy removal

1 year ago /

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set to protest the looming removal of fuel subsidy proposed by the federal government, calling all its state councils and affiliate unions to get ready. This was revealed in a statement by the General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, on Tuesday, where he...

Navy destroys illegal refineries, stolen oil

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The Nigerian Navy, in an operation executed by high-ranking officers from the Nigerian Naval Ship, NNS DELTA, on Bennet Island and in Kantu community, among other places in the Warri South and the Warri South-West local government areas of the state, has destroyed illegal refineries, as well as 8,000 metric...

FG slashes fuel price by 50 Kobo

1 year ago /

The federal government yesterday reduced the pump price of petrol from N87 to N86.50k per litre with effect from January 1, 2016. The announcement was made yesterday by The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA) that there will be a 50 koko reduction in the pump price. Starting from January 1,...

Road crashes reduced by 33 per cent during Christmas—FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has said that road crashes across the country was reduced by 33 per cent during the Christmas period. This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, made available to Newsmen on Monday in Abuja. He said...

Refineries to produce 10 Million litres of petrol by Jan 2016 – NNPC

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says it is working to ensure that full efficiency returns to the nation’s refineries which are expected to produce about 10m litres of petrol per day by January 2016. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, who is also the Group Managing Director of NNPC,...

Nigeria will import fuel beyond 2016 – Kachikwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has revealed that the country would continue to import fuel beyond 2016. Addressing newsmen at a Press Conference shortly after a tour of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company on Sunday, Kachikwu said “the future is that Nigeria is still going to import...

Fuel scarcity: Nigerians lament as holidays approach

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“Come to our aid president Buhari, we can’t take this hardship any longer”, this is the plea from many Nigerians as the fuel scarcity bites harder. Our correspondent who took a drive into the Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja says she experienced two scenarios. Fuel stations which are dispensing fuel but with...

No going back on fuel subsidy removal in 2016 - FG

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The Federal Government has insisted that there is no going back on plans to remove fuel subsidy payment in 2016. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu who disclosed this to the National Assembly Joint Committees Medium Term Expenditure framework, MTEF, said the removal of the subsidy will return the...

FG intensifies effort on railway project

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to build standard gauge rail tracks by 2016. This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during a familiarization tour of railway operations in Lagos who said the government is interested in providing efficient and effective railway service in the country Managing Director, Nigeria...

Motorists advised to drive more carefully this Christmas - FRSC

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Mr Isah Seidu, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Unit Commander in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, gave this advice in interview with newsmen in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday. He advised motorists to drive carefully on Sagamu-Ore expressway at Yuletide, especially on the following spots; Ososa River bridges I, II and III in Odogbolu...

Oil prices slip further on supply woes

1 year ago /

According to reports, oil prices extended losses in Asia on Monday on fears that a global supply glut will last another year, with analysts saying the Paris climate deal likely will have no near-term effect on the commodity. The OPEC cartel’s refusal to cut production as Iran prepares for the lifting...

Federal Government Will Re-Introduce Toll Gates – Fashola

1 year ago /

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, said that the Federal Government will reintroduce toll gates where revenue generated can be channelled towards sustaining and maintaining quality federal roads. In his maiden press conference at the Ministry of Works in Abuja, Fashola also disclosed that the former Ministry...

Man Attempts To Attack Med-View Aircraft At Lagos Airport

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A middle-aged man was on Wednesday arrested after breaching security at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, and attempted to attack a Med-View aircraft that was about to take-off to Maiduguri en route Abuja Airport. It was learnt that the suspect, Alabibu Olushola, was arrested after the captain of the airline...

Traffic Offenders To Pay N20,000 Fine Soon

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Nigerians who are fond of refusing to use the pedestrian bridges may henceforth pay a fine of twenty thousand naira. To this effect, the House of Representatives is pushing for a bill to amend the Federal Road Safety Act that will enter eight new additional offences necessary to curb recklessness amongst...

'Bad Roads, One Major Reason For Fuel Scarcity', Says PPMC

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Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has attributed bad road network as the major reason for the recurrent fuel scarcity in Abuja and its environs. PPMC’s Executive Director, Special Services, Mohammed Mustapha said this when the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum downstream...


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